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1.5milion tonnes of sand and gravel could be created from fields on Gloucestershire border Image

1.5milion tonnes of sand and gravel could be created from fields on Gloucestershire border

Plans have been submitted to turn 65 hectares of farmland straddling the Gloucestershire-Worcestershire border into a quarry that will produce more than 1.5million tonnes of sand and gravel.

High Street stores no longer delivering revenue growth for WHSmith Image

High Street stores no longer delivering revenue growth for WHSmith

They are one of the biggest names on the High Street, but WH Smith can no longer count on town centre stores to deliver revenue growth.

Famous food hall re-opens with new restaurant and cocktail bar Image

Famous food hall re-opens with new restaurant and cocktail bar

A food hall once declared a 'hero' by celebrity chef Rick Stein and by critic Matthew Forte to be one of his favourite places to shop, has re-opened.

Revenues to rise to in excess of £900million at Gloucester-based listed company Image

Revenues to rise to in excess of £900million at Gloucester-based listed company

Mears Group are expected a rise in revenues but sale of domiciliary care division will lead to 1,500 jobs being shed.

Staverton-based firm expanding into North America and Australia with $6.5million acquisition Image

Staverton-based firm expanding into North America and Australia with $6.5million acquisition

The software and technology firm have paid $6.5million Australian dollars for a Brisbane-based software developer.

Multi-million investment in Cotswold commuter and leisure route unveiled Image

Multi-million investment in Cotswold commuter and leisure route unveiled

Plans to spend £4 million building a new thoroughfare between two Cotswolds towns has, not surprisingly, made the headlines.

Newent chicken factory is now part of a £1billion operation Image

Newent chicken factory is now part of a £1billion operation

There is nothing paltry about the returns recorded by the companies that own the poultry processing plant on Newent Business Park.

Private collection of trains and cars stolen Image

Private collection of trains and cars stolen

A collection of trains and cars including Rolls-Royces and locomotives has been stolen from a Gloucestershire collector.

Mayor of Gloucester recovering in hospital after suffering serious leg injuries in two-car collision Image

Mayor of Gloucester recovering in hospital after suffering serious leg injuries in two-car collision

Police are appealing for information following a collision in Gloucester in which a man suffered serious leg injuries,

Another successful year for steam railway Image

Another successful year for steam railway

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway (GWSR) has enjoyed another successful year with buoyant passenger numbers on its steam and heritage diesel trains running through the Cotswolds between Cheltenham and Broadway.

Retailer grows online sales by 25 per cent Image

Retailer grows online sales by 25 per cent

Online business might be growing 25 per cent at Matalan, but its overall revenue is down on the same period last year.

Expansion on the cards for A38 business park Image

Expansion on the cards for A38 business park

Owners of a business park near Tewkesbury have applied for permission to expand.

BAE 'really excited' by partnership with county engineering firm Image

BAE 'really excited' by partnership with county engineering firm

An engineering firm from Gloucestershire has signed a deal to partner with one of the world’s biggest aerospace and defence firms.

Wind-speed tower application points to major turbine farm project Image

Wind-speed tower application points to major turbine farm project

A planning application for a small mast to measure wind speed might not seem like a major project - but it is the tip of something far more ambitious.

Police feared for lives when Gloucester man started shooting at them through his letterbox  Image

Police feared for lives when Gloucester man started shooting at them through his letterbox

Police feared for their lives when a man with an 'Aladdin's cave of weapons' in his Gloucester home started shooting at them - through his letterbox, a court heard.

Wetherspoons to celebrate Brexit by offering cheap drinks from European producers Image

Wetherspoons to celebrate Brexit by offering cheap drinks from European producers

He may have been one of the most outspoken Brexiteers around, but now Tim Martin, the chairman of JD Wetherspoon is offering a hand of friendship to Europe.

Air ambulance has busiest year yet Image

Air ambulance has busiest year yet

Sightings of a certain bright green helicopter in the skies above Gloucestershire are becoming a much more common occurrence.

A new Gloucestershire business was formed every two hours throughout 2019 Image

A new Gloucestershire business was formed every two hours throughout 2019

There were more than 4,000 new companies formed across the county in 2019, according to new research from the Centre for Entrepreneurs.

Seven-year catering contract revealed by college Image

Seven-year catering contract revealed by college

One of Gloucestershire’s biggest colleges has revealed details of a seven-year deal to provide its in-house catering services.

Don't miss Gloucestershire's biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event Image

Don't miss Gloucestershire's biggest engineering apprenticeship recruitment event

If you are considering a career in engineering, this event is not to be missed.

Tree-mendous effort by Cotswold Canal Trust volunteers Image

Tree-mendous effort by Cotswold Canal Trust volunteers

Volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust donned their wellies and high-vis vests to aid an environmental scheme run by Gloucester City Council.

Former Mitchelin star restaurant chef jailed for drug dealing in Gloucester Image

Former Mitchelin star restaurant chef jailed for drug dealing in Gloucester

A former Michelin star restaurant chef and a teenager who was 'thrown from the frying pan into the fire' in the drugs world, have been jailed for dealing drugs in Gloucester.

Gloucestershire Young Carers sets itself a challenge to mark Young Carers Awareness Day Image

Gloucestershire Young Carers sets itself a challenge to mark Young Carers Awareness Day

A challenge to visit 30 of the county’s schools in one day is one that is being taken on by the staff of Gloucestershire Young Carers to mark Young Carers Awareness Day.

Gloucestershire barrister chosen to make presentation to World Congress on Family Law Image

Gloucestershire barrister chosen to make presentation to World Congress on Family Law

A solicitor from a Gloucestershire law firm has been invited to make a presentation at the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights.

Entrepreneur who sold his company for £140 million has a new business Image

Entrepreneur who sold his company for £140 million has a new business

An entrepreneur who created a successful financial advice website - and sold it for £140 million - has emerged with a new business venture.

Another big name to shut up shop on Cheltenham's Promenade Image

Another big name to shut up shop on Cheltenham's Promenade

Another big name is set to shut up shop and leave its prime position on Cheltenham’s promenade.

40-plus home development proposed Image

40-plus home development proposed

A housing developer has plans to more than double the number of properties is building in a Gloucestershire village.

Man from Cheltenham escapes jail despite admitting to exporting elephant and walrus ivory Image

Man from Cheltenham escapes jail despite admitting to exporting elephant and walrus ivory

A Cheltenham man who pled guilty to five charges of possession and exporting ivory from elephant and walrus tusks has escaped prison.

Gloucestershire College shortlisted for national award Image

Gloucestershire College shortlisted for national award

Gloucestershire College has announced that, for the third year running, it has been recognised in the national TES FE Awards.

Council staff volunteer to do their bit for the environment Image

Council staff volunteer to do their bit for the environment

Caring staff members from Stroud District Council rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their wellies to help prevent flooding and improve the natural environment.

Safer streets in Gloucestershire if taser bid sparks approval Image

Safer streets in Gloucestershire if taser bid sparks approval

Gloucestershire’s police could be better equipped if a funding bid for new tasers is granted by the government.

Panto raised record amount for charity - oh yes it did! Image

Panto raised record amount for charity - oh yes it did!

The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham is celebrating the end of another record-breaking pantomime season and raising over £10,000 for a local charity supporting young people with disabilities.

One of Gloucestershire's biggest employers raises £58k for charity Image

One of Gloucestershire's biggest employers raises £58k for charity

A Cheltenham-based shower manufacturer has entered the new decade on a high, by donating £58,330 to Alzheimer's Research UK.

Period 10-bedroomed mansion (plus three cottages) for sale for £2.9 million Image

Period 10-bedroomed mansion (plus three cottages) for sale for £2.9 million

A stunning 17th century farm house with views of the River Severn is on the market for close to £3 million.

Sales slump reported by Moss Bros Image

Sales slump reported by Moss Bros

Fashion retailer and suit hire specialists Moss Bros have reported a slump in sales.

Attacker of man left with a bleed on the brain after unprovoked nightclub attack jailed Image

Attacker of man left with a bleed on the brain after unprovoked nightclub attack jailed

A man who was punched in an unprovoked attack as he sat in a Gloucester night club suffered a bleed on the brain and could have died, a judge heard.

NASA Mars expert to return to his Gloucestershire school for anniversary celebrations Image

NASA Mars expert to return to his Gloucestershire school for anniversary celebrations

A former pupil who now works in a leading role on NASA’s exploration of Mars will be the guest speaker at an event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of a Gloucestershire School.

Cheltenham Aldi to be built before 6,000 square metre business park Image

Cheltenham Aldi to be built before 6,000 square metre business park

Developers have won their fight with Cheltenham Borough Council to allow a supermarket to be built on the site of a proposed business park.

Married couple used Gloucester business to hide heroin, cocaine and huge quantity of cash Image

Married couple used Gloucester business to hide heroin, cocaine and huge quantity of cash

A husband and wife who used a Gloucester business to store class A drugs have been convicted as for drug dealing in the city.

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed Image

Warning: Gloucestershire's mobile speed camera locations revealed

The sites have been revealed by the county's Road Safety Mobile Camera Enforcement Unit which is committed to reducing risks to road users caused by vehicles travelling at excessive speeds.

Metals specialist bashes out increase in profits Image

Metals specialist bashes out increase in profits

Profits are up more than 20 per cent at a Gloucester-based international metal recycling business.

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